Standing tall in three brightly-colored blue, red, and green modern structures, the Pacific Design Center is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Los Angeles. As an integral part of the design community, it houses premier furniture and decor marketplaces along with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA.) The latest innovative designs are all on display. At more than one million square feet in size, opportunities for inspiration and collaboration. The space is an interior decorator’s dream.
The main structure, designed by Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli, has been nicknamed both ‘Center Blue’ and ‘The Blue Whale’ for its massive size and impressively detailed, blue glass surface. Often large-scale events, screenings, and conferences are held inside as well. There are more than 120 showrooms filled with leading fabrics, furnishings, and architectural styles. Combined with the other two buildings that comprise the center, it is one of the largest gallery districts in Los Angeles.
The center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and there is no cost to enter. It’s located in West Hollywood and parking is abundant. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) at PDC is open Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.